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Entries from November 2010

Home Inspector Finds Problems on FHA Inspection

November 24th, 2010 · No Comments

There really is no such thing as an FHA inspection.  I am asked this all the time but we do inspections on houses that are getting FHA loans.  On this particular house The pull down stairs would not open all the way because there was support post in the way.  Before installing pull down stairs [...]

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How To Install a Skylight

November 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Installing a full size sky light can be fairly complicated because it is necessary to cut a large hole install a large skylight on the roof, frame up a chase then drywall, paint and insulate it, but there are some new products I recommend you look into. They are called “Tubular Skylights” and for as [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Severe Settlement

November 18th, 2010 · No Comments

See the full gallery on posterous Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was performing a home inspection in the Raintree Section of Charlotte NC when he found some really bad settlement.  This settlement was so severe that we had to call in a structural engineer. Take a look at the picture here and you can see [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Reveals a Capped Over Chimney

November 14th, 2010 · No Comments

See and download the full gallery on posterous Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home in the Myers Park area of Charlotte NC when he cam across a chimney in the attic that had been capped over.  That wouldn’t have been a big deal except that the fireplace and damper where still operational.  [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Active Leak with Infrared Camera

November 14th, 2010 · No Comments

See and download the full gallery on posterous Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was performing a home inspection in Gastonia NC and doing a scan with his infrared camera when he found an active leak near a toilet.  This was not visible to the naked eye.  The moisture around the supply line pipe to the [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Active Leak on Gastonia Home Inspection

November 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was performing a home inspection in Gastonai NC and he performed a an Infrared Scan with a thermal camera.  He picked up a cold anamoly under the water supply for the toilet.  You couldn’t see the leak with the naked eye but you could see it with the infrared camera.  [...]

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Hose Bib Leaks Are Common on Charlotte Home Inspections

November 9th, 2010 · No Comments

See and download the full gallery on posterous “We find hose bib leaks all the time” say Charlotte NC home inspector Preston Sandlin who owns Home Inspection Carolina.  It is probably one of the most common thing that we find.  What happen is the packing in the bib gets dry and cracks especially when it [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Unfinished Crawl Door

November 9th, 2010 · No Comments

See and download the full gallery on posterous While performing a home inspection in Charlotte NC, Home Inspection Carolina home inspector Preston Sandlin noticed that the crawl space door was raw wood and was not painted.  If the wood is not primed and painted the wood will wick in moisture which will cause decay.  Make [...]

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Loose Anchor Brick Found on Charlotte Home Inspection

November 8th, 2010 · No Comments

On a recent home inspection in Ballantyne area of Charlotte NC when he found a loose corner brick where the handrail is loose.  The handrail is loose because it is anchored on this brick.  This is dangerous and needs to be repaired. Preston Sandlin and Home Inspection Carolina have providing thorough quality home inspections in [...]

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charlotte Home Inspector Found a Dangerous Live Wire

November 8th, 2010 · No Comments

See and download the full gallery on posterous Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina was inspecting a Lake Wylie home when he came across a lose wire.  After testing the wire for voltage it turned out to be positive.  This is dangerous.  No loos wires should be live as this could shock [...]

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